Skype gets a new design for the iPhone and iPad, along with other improvements

Microsoft has just launched version 6.0 of its popular Skype messaging app for both the iPhone and iPad. Users will be able to check out a new design for the app in this update, along with other improvements.

Here's what Microsoft says is new with Skype 6.0:

  • Redesigned for iPhone and iPad – We've redesigned Skype for both iPhone and iPad to make the apps easier to use than ever before. The new navigation is simple, familiar and gets you to your conversations fast. With Skype 6.0 you can use swipe gestures to quickly make calls and easily manage your messages. We have also made it easier to share photos, web links, emoticons and your location while you're on a voice or video call.
  • Enhanced search – We've made it easier to find things in Skype. Simply use the new recents tab to search your messages and find contacts and groups.
  • The features you love, now on iPad – All the features you love on Skype for iPhone are on your iPad too. We've made messaging on Skype for iPad a whole lot better – you can share your location, send large emoticons, see web link previews and easily send and receive photos. Skype for iPad also helps you stay in touch with your groups – now start a group chat or a group voice call straight from your iPad.

You can download Skype 6.0 for the iPhone, and a separate app for the iPad, on the iOS App Store:

Source: Microsoft